ACLU of Georgia

ACLU of Georgia Returns to Federal Court

 Lawsuit Challenges Cobb County Police Department’s Use of Protocol That Violates Fourth Amendment Rights  


Media contact: Ana Maria Rosato, ACLU of Georgia,

ATLANTA – This Friday, the ACLU of Georgia and Mitchell & Shapiro return to federal court for oral arguments in Ebner v Cobb County, the lawsuit that challenged the Cobb County Police Department’s arrest and jailing of three innocent Georgians based on the unfounded suspicions of a so-called “Drug Recognition Expert” who charged each with allegedly driving under the influence of marijuana. As the lawsuit explains, blood tests confirmed that none of the plaintiffs were driving under the influence of marijuana.


The lawsuit seeks to vindicate the plaintiffs’ Fourth Amendment rights against unlawful seizures and obtain compensatory and punitive damages.


The U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta will hear oral arguments this Friday, December 17, 2021.


9 AM

Friday, December 17, 2021

Oral argument in Ebner v Cobb County is scheduled second on the court’s calendar.

This court proceeding is entirely in-person.



Elbert P. Tuttle US Court of Appeals Building 

Courtroom 338 

56 Forsyth Street NW 

Atlanta, GA 30303

Please review the general order for COVID-19-related guidelines/procedures for visiting the court.


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